Nigerian Ambassador to United States, Sylvanus Nsofor, dies at 85

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Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor

Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, is dead.

Aged 85, Nsofor, as gathered died Thursday night, though no official statement announcing his death has been issued.

Nsofor, who assumed office as Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States on November 13, 2017, was a retired justice of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal.

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He succeeded Prof. Adebowale Adefuye, who also died towards the end of his tenure as Nigeria’s ambassador to US.

Born on March 17, 1935, in Oguta, Imo State, Nsofor was a graduate of London’s now-defunct Holborn College of Law in 1962.

He also bagged an LL.M from the London School of Economics in 1964.